Paytm, India’s leading digital payments and financial services company, is offering collateral-free instant loans of up to Rs 5 lakh to small traders in conjunction with regular commercial banks and NBFCs. The loans are available at a low interest rate and come with a unique daily EMI option, Mint reported.
Merchants are eligible for loans through the Merchant Loan Program on the Paytm for Business app. Loans are disbursed after the app determines the merchant’s creditworthiness based on their daily transaction, using an algorithm.
As the process is fully digitized, no additional documents are required. The merchant can repay the loan through daily settlements with Paytm and no prepayment charge is levied.
To qualify for the collateral-free loan, small traders can follow these five simple steps:
Meanwhile, One97 Communications Limited, the parent company of the digital payment app, in a filing with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), said it has seen accelerated growth in its lending business.
In January 2022, the number of loans disbursed through the platform increased by 331% YoY to reach 1.9 million loans, while the value of loans disbursed increased by 334% YoY to reach Rs 921 crore .
(Edited by : Shoma Bhattacharjee)